Sodium Hydroxide Application in Textile to Increase; Accounting for over 23% of the Global Sales in 2021

The sodium hydroxide market study by Future Market Insights (FMI) offers compelling insights into factors enabling growth across key segments including type and application. It underscores acquisitions and collaborations as key strategies adopted by market players to gain a competitive edge.  

The sodium hydroxide market value will total US$ 28.6 Bn in 2021, as per the latest study by Future Market Insights (FMI). Exhibiting a CAGR of 4.3% between 2021 and 2031, the market is expected to reach US$ 43.7 Bn by the end of 2031.

The sodium hydroxide market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate owing to the rising demand from pulp and paper industries. Also, growing demand for alumina in the transport sector will present a positive demand outlook.

Among various applications, the textile sector will dominate the market, accounting for 23% of the global market share in 2021. Future Market Insights (FMI) also has predicted that textile segment, alumina, and inorganic segments will cumulatively total US$ 12,048.2 Mn in 2021

In the coming years, the market will witness increasing investments in research and development activities and expansion of production capacities. Besides this, favorable policies implemented by governments will bode well for the growth of the sodium hydroxide market.  

Demand will continue increasing in Asia Pacific. This can be attributed to the growing application in water treatment facilities and automotive sector. On the other hand, rising scope for organic applications in chemical formulations will further bolster growth prospects.

FMI has predicted that among various product types, caustic lye will remain a top priority among end users over the forecast period due to ease of accessibility and affordable price. Consequently, it is expected to account for over 68% of the global market share in 2021.   

As per the study, India will emerge as a highly attractive market, accounting for over 37% of sales in South Asia by the end of 2031. Meanwhile, factors such as rising investments in research and development activities and labor and material cost benefits will create lucrative opportunities of growth for the expansion of chemical industries in the India market. This is turn will enhance sales prospects for sodium hydroxide.  

Leading players are focusing on improving their market footprint. As a result, the emphasis on strategic acquisitions and collaborations is at all-time high. This in turn will continue offering lucrative growth opportunities for market in the near future,” said a Future Market Analyst.

Key Takeaways from Sodium Hydroxide Market Survey

  • The Germany market for sodium hydroxide is expected to reach US$ 1.3 Bn in 2021, growing at a healthy CAGR of 3.4% between 2021 and 2031.
  • The U.S. is expected to lead the market in North America, exhibiting growth at a CAGR of 4.2% over the forecast period 2021-2031.
  • Demand outlook for China remains optimistic, China is expected to account for 63% of the East Asia market by the end of 2021.
  • India is projected to emerge as a lucrative pocket, accounting for over 37% sales in South Asia by the end of 2021.
  • Based on application, textile sector accounted for over 23% of sodium hydroxide market in 2021.

Key Drivers

  • Applications across diverse sectors, including automotive, pulp and paper, and construction sectors will remain chief growth driver, especially in countries exhibiting rapid industrialization.
  • Consistently surging applications as catalyst, reactants, and more in the chemical industry will guarantee growth in the coming years.

Key Restraints

  • Fluctuations in the prices of sodium hydroxide will pose a threat to the market growth.
  • The sodium hydroxide production process is costly and less feasible, resulting in restricted market growth.

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Competitive Landscape

Sodium hydroxide manufacturers are adopting strategies such as new product launches to strengthen their product portfolio. Also, they are entering into strategic acquisitions and collaborations to solidify their footprint in the market.

For instance, in 2021, Olin Corporation announced its new agreement with ASHTA Chemicals, Inc to purchase and sell the chlorine manufactured at ASHTA’s Ashtabula, OH facility. This association provides an opportunity to enhance administration across the portfolio of ASHTA and Olin Corporation, thereby catering to the combined needs of consumers of both the organizations.

In 2021, Vynova Group announced its new ISCC PLUS-approved renewable caustic soda, which is produced using renewable energy sources. Vynova’s newly manufactured renewable caustic soda registers reduced carbon footprint further helping consumers across a vast range of industries to accomplish their sustainability goals.

Some of the leading players operating in the sodium hydroxide market profiled by Future Market Insights are:

  • FMC Corporation
  • Olin Corporation
  • Tosoh Corporation
  • Formosa Plastics Corporation
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co Ltd
  • Westlake Chemical Corporation
  • Covestro AG
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited
  • Occidental Petrochemical Corporation
  • Tata Chemicals Ltd.
  • Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Vynova Group
  • CJ Chemicals
  • GJ Chemical
  • ProChem, Inc.
  • Chemical Store Inc.
  • GFS Chemicals, Inc.

More Valuable Insights on Market

FMI, in its new report, offers an unbiased analysis of the global sodium hydroxide market, analyzing forecast statistics through 2021 and beyond. The survey reveals growth projections on in sodium hydroxide market with detailed segmentation:

By Product Type:

  • Flakes
  • Caustic Lye

By Application:

  • Alumina
  • Textile
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Soaps & Detergent
  • Dyes & Inks
  • Pesticides
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Water Treatment
  • Petrochemicals
  • Power & Steel
  • Food Processing
  • Organics
  • Inorganics
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa

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